The Equipment Advisory Service is part of the wider Community Equipment Disability Advisory Services (CEDAS).
CEDAS also includes Liverpool Wheelchair Service and Liverpool Community Equipment Service.
The Equipment Advisory Service (EAS) is a time limited service that supports a variety of stakeholders with safe, suitable and cost effective equipment provision.
Receiving the right equipment and understanding how to utilise its full potential can assist with keeping patients safe in their own homes, reduce admissions to hospitals and other care facilities and support discharges from hospital.
The service advises, assures and signposts patients and clinicians who have an equipment need, to reduce any associated risk/ harm and ensure a positive patient and prescriber journey.
The service will engage, collaborate and bench mark with stakeholders, various professionals and specialist associations to ensure safe and effective service delivery and a catalogue of equipment suitable to meet patients’ needs.
The EAS is a support service for health and social care staff who prescribe equipment from the Liverpool Community Equipment Service or Sefton Community Equipment Service and therefore referral is made via the professional caseload holder requiring support.